The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way employers find and recruit new workers.
Things like job interviews and job fairs that typically took place in-person are now held online (in most cases). As the world slowly opens up again, we may see those things return to being face-to-face, but some companies may choose to continue to host them virtually.
But regardless of whether you’re being interviewed in-person or online, they are some core fundamentals that will help set you up for success, especially if you’re looking for a job in the food and beverage processing industry.
From formatting a stellar resume to preparing for a virtual job interview, here are some great resources to have you ace your next job interview.
How to build a resume for the food and beverage processing industry
To land a job interview, you first need to have a good, well-formatted resume.
When it comes to creating a great resume, some things will remain consistent throughout most industries. But if you’re looking for a job in the food and beverage processing sector, there are key things you can include to help boost your chances of getting noticed.
This great video from Food Grads helps walk you through the process:
Here is another great post from FoodGrads that takes a deeper dive into what to include and not include on your resume.
How to prepare for a job interview in the food and beverage processing industry
There are many articles and resources online about what to do in a job interview.
But what about what not to do?
A lot of people are embarrassed to share their stories about “bombing” a job interview. Yet the truth is there’s so much to learn from the mistake we make.
Read how one jobseeker had an unsuccessful interview in the food industry and the valuable lessons they learned from it here.
How to prepare for a video job interview in the food and beverage processing industry
Before 2020, video job interviews were not very common, especially in the food and beverage processing sector, where being physically the location required. They would typically only happen if a candidate was being interviewed from away but would move to town if they were hired.
Now, companies across all industries are embracing job interviews and are likely to continue to for the foreseeable future.
There are a few things to consider while preparing for a video job interview. These are things that we wouldn’t have to consider if the interview was in-person but are quite important when it having a successful video interview.
Careers In Food has a great list of tips to help you have a successful video interview you can check out here.
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